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    Children's clothing from luxury brands contain harmful chemicals, concern group says

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:13pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Ballerina shoes, clothes and other children’s products sold by luxury fashion brands contain hazardous chemicals, according to an environmental group. ... The green group said the chemicals — leached into the environment from factories and the clothes themselves — could build up in waterways and have hormone-disrupting properties. At least one pair ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... technology from the West and had reduced bacterial counts to very low levels, no technology could effectively remove the enormous amount of organic carbon. Agricultural run-off and residential waste ...

  3. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 02:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the sentence last month for having taken more than 20 million yuan in bribes and holding 37 million yuan in unaccounted property. His successor Luo Yinguo had already been handed the same sentence last ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong advised to stick to its plans for waste-to-energy incinerator

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to diversify its waste incineration as it already had a network of conventional facilities. But Hong Kong, facing a mounting waste crisis, did not have the same luxury. Apart from technology, Wong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic chemicals found in top children's wear

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... "Luxury brands thrive on their exclusivity and quality … This report shows [the brands] are deceiving customers with toxic lies," she said. Lin urged consumers to "be smart" ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... with developer A disagreement with a property developer over the speed of a wetland housing plan was what drove WWF, the city's biggest environmental group, to pull out last week from ... become a political burden on WWF amid rising public hostility towards property developers in recent years. Last year, some activists even urged members of the public not to donate to WWF. Yet Koo ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks a green option, Franklin Lam says

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to sell two flats before new property taxes were introduced. Exco member Bernard Chan, chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, said he was not against country park development as long ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials to defend Tseung Kwan O landfill clean-up

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... showed that from about 2,700 monitoring activities at residential blocks next to the landfills, odours of varying extent were found just 9.7 per cent of the time. A new pollution monitoring ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Household-based waste levy is preferred option: poll

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... pay property management firms a set amount in waste-disposal charges, a survey shows. The poll came as the Council for Sustainable Development put forth three waste-levy models for public consultation last week. The first model charged residential buildings by volume of waste, the second by weight of waste, and the third charged individual households by requiring them to buy garbage ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public backs pay-as-you-throw plan for waste charging, study finds

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... garbage in the city. Options include making individual households buy rubbish bags of a specific kind and dispose of them at a designated time and place; charging fees for each residential building by weight or volume and making occupants share the cost; or a combination of both, depending on the type of residential building. The latest survey, commissioned by Friends of the Earth ...




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